Whenever I click on a link to a file in IE9, a prompt appears at the bottom of the screen that says "Do you want to open or save (filename) from (website)?", with the options to "open", "save" or "cancel".
How do I configure IE9 to automatically open a specific filetype without prompting me like this? In previous versions of IE there was an option to "always do X", rather than having to click "open" every single time.
Amazingly, after eight months there is still no clear solution to this simple problem. Because of this, I have now stopped using Internet Explorer and have completely switched over to Google Chrome. The first time I tried to download a file I told Chrome to "always open" that file type. Boom - done. No problems, inconsistencies, registry edits or other hassles. Goodbye IE! Hello much superior browser, Chrome!